In our country, true teams rarely exist… social barriers and personal ambitions have reduced athletes to dissolute cliques or individuals thrown together for mutual profit… Yet these rugby players, with their muddied, cracked bodies, are struggling to hold onto a sense of humanity that we in America have lost and are unlikely to regain. The game may only be to move a ball forward on a dirt field, but the task can be accomplished with an unshackled joy, and its memories will be a permanent delight. The women and men who play on that rugby field are more alive than too many of us ever will be. 

A hooligans’ game played by gentlemen.

Colby Rugby Football Club
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Team photo Fall 2013

Update on Colby Rugby Fundraising Efforts

Friends of Colby Rugby,

We are happy to announce that we have reached our $17.5K goal for 2015-16 seasons! Without the support of you, our alumni, the club would be lost! Although we have achieved our goal, we still have a lot of work to do to secure the future of the club in the coming years. We hope that you will consider making a gift of a similar amount in following years. Anyone can make a pledge or gift and specify for years to come (e.g. “Rugby 2016-17″). We hope you consider this if you can or if you have not had the chance to donate yet! Once again, thank you for your continued support of rugby here at Colby.

Go Mules,
Colby Rugby Football Club

 

2014 Spring season begins March 15th

Colby Men’s Rugby will kick off its season this weekend at the annual Striper 7′s Derby, a tournament held by the Central Maine Stripers. The competition will feature teams from Colby’s regular season schedule, including UMF and Bates, as well as opponents from separate leagues unknown to the Mules thus far. The men will play a minimum of four games on Saturday, with an opportunity for more depending on success.